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Hi all , has anyone got ant thought of converting a beetle to electric , would the chassis be strong enough ? As there no power assistance i'm thinking it would be simpler than other cars .
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There're a few Beetle conversions out there. They seem to be doing quite well. Here's all the VWs in the album:

http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/type/VOLK

The chassis is definitely strong enough. They have that tube frame underneath that really lends itself to modification, too. The rear engine/transaxle configuration helps out too. The fact that the engine hangs off the trans (without any other mounts) makes motor mounting really easy.

Overall, not a bad car for conversion. :)
 
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